By Upsocl
noviembre 18, 2021

The famed actress, who has worked not only with Johnny but also with other “canceled” men like Armie Hammer or Shia LaBeouf, criticized the way the industry has abandoned its stars: “I had an incredible time working with them. I feel sad for the loss of great artists.”

For several years now, some aspects of show business have been shaped by one of the most complex and difficult-to-understand phenomena of recent years. We’re talking about “cancel culture”, a sort of derivation of the ideal of political correctness. We’ve all seen how it has caused actors, musicians, or any other kind of celebrity to lose everything overnight after one or more people accused them of inappropriate behavior. 

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Many of their colleagues have remained silent, or even supported the accusations, in many cases out of fear of retaliation. However, the trend seems to be changing.


It’s hard to see it any other way when a top actress like Dakota Johnson (starring in no other than the “50 Shades of Grey” saga) raises her voice to criticize the way the industry and some small, but very vocal, social media groups are criticizing her colleagues.


It’s worth mentioning that Dakota has shared screen time with three of these “problem men.” These men are Armie Hammer, Shia LaBeouf, and Johnny Depp himself, who is the one who most represents this strange trend: 

“I never experienced that firsthand from any of those people. I had an incredible time working with them. I feel sad for the loss of great artists.”

–Dakota Johnson for the Hollywood Reporter


One of the points Dakota attacked the most is the way the industry can slam its doors in the face of someone who was once their favorite star, just because they’re no longer seen favorably by a certain sector of the public. 


 The movie star also criticized how the industry does nothing to give a second chance to those who were left out: 

“It is such an antiquated mindset of what movies should be made, who should be in them, how much people should get paid, what equality and diversity look like. Sometimes the old school needs to be moved out for the new school to come in. But, yeah, cancel culture is such a fucking downer. I hate that term.

I do believe that people can change. I want to believe in the power of a human being to change and evolve and get help and help other people.”

–Dakota Johnson for the Hollywood Reporter


If Dakota already dared to raise her voice, let’s hope she inspires her colleagues to do the same. It’s up to people with power and a voice to be heard to put an end to this way of treating people.